Archive for November, 2013

Social media and technology policies

You need a social media & technology policy for your business

Facebook claimed to have 665 million active users on average each day in March 2013, and in March 2013, it was estimated that there were 500 million Twitter accounts. With […]

Increase in minimum wage

HMRC: Employment Law warning over minimum wage

Businesses could be fined up to £5,000 by HM Revenue and Customs for failing to pay workers the national minimum wage. HMRC has sent out letters to companies warning them […]

Party wall agreements

Avoid neighbour disputes with a party wall agreement

If you are thinking of making changes to your property it may be that you need to get your neighbour to agree what needs to be done. To avoid angry neighbours […]

Landlord costs

Housing market needs long-term vision and strategy

Despite continued recovery in the UK housing market, a long-term vision and strategy is needed according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). Speaking at the CML’s annual conference, chairman […]

Business Law from Rocket Lawyer UK

Why directors’ duties are increasingly important

It’s becoming more and more important for company directors to think about their legal duties; here Pieta Das Gupta, Head of Legal, explains why. Company directors have certain legal duties […]

Flexible working

Obtaining finance through crowdfunding

Another day, another crowdfunding venture hits the headlines… The most recent one is David Attenborough’s campaign to raise £110,000 in order to help the critically endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. […]

Property Law at Rocket Lawyer

Landlords targeted over unpaid tax crackdown

Residential landlords are being targeted by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over unpaid taxes. It has been estimated that around £500m could be owed by up to 1.4m private […]


Take advantage of the boom in holiday lets

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there was a 6% rise in the numbers of foreign visitors to the UK in the first eight months of 2013, as […]

Employment Law from Rocket Lawyer

What to think about when appointing senior employees

When you take on senior members of staff who will play an integral part in your business, there are a variety of issues which need to be taken into account. […]